Tag: Gramsci

Brave New (Tech) World…

Martha Lane Fox has a dream… Perhaps, as I have worked in the internet sector my whole life, I view things through biased eyes. But it seems to me that our digital economy must be at the centre of all…

Remember, They Loathe Their Own Country

From the much-publicised ‘Guardian’ article on plans for the Queen’s death: The second Elizabethan age is likely to be remembered as a reign of uninterrupted national decline, and even, if she lives long enough and Scotland departs the union, as…

Because Tories Aren’t People!

Dawn Foster clearly thinks so, anyway: Picture a typical first time buyer. Chances are the image you have is of a young professional couple who’ve spent years scraping together a deposit, and are keen to own the roof over their…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

Cultural dictatorship, then and now

I wonder. Did Evan Davies blush? On the Today programme (starts at 2.22’38”) this morning (22 August 2011), Davies interviewed a leading member of Britain’s cultural ruling class, a film-maker who, in 1977, scorned the Labour government’s offer of the…